Hello, fighters around the world! With Capcom Pro Tour wrapping up another epic season last month, we’re continuing our tradition of opening the season by taking a new pass to Street Fighter V’s combat balance, further refining each character on the roster… But wait, there is more! We’re also releasing some additional fun features, including visual filters and Cap-Jams’ jazzy remixes for Season 5 fighters, all of which will be coming to Street Fighter V for free on March 29th.
This will be our first Battle Balance since the arrival of Season 5 characters – Dan, Rose, Akira, Oro and Luke – so we’re excited to tinker with the entire cast in this new setting and ultimately see what what you will do with all this. We think the S5 team is in a pretty good position, but don’t worry, they’re also getting some tweaks. Here’s a quick look at the diligent Akira and the colossal Abigail.
In general, our Battle Balance updates bring many small adjustments to the movesets and properties of each character (some attacks get faster, while others do more damage or gain new special attributes). However, sometimes we got a little extra inspiration and added some surprises too! So this coming Tuesday, you’ll have plenty to play and discover in the training room or, if you’re feeling adventurous, in online matches! Good luck!
Beyond our traditional Battle Balance updates, we’re adding two fancy new visual filters for all to enjoy. The Cel-Shaded Filter adds a sleek anime-esque look to fighters and their animations – perfect for flashy Critical Arts KO finishes – while the Pixel Filter mimics the old-school vibes of Street Fighter’s arcade roots.
Note: To keep things as fair as possible in online matches, we’re limiting these filters to offline game modes only.
If you’ve been following each of Season 5’s character releases, you already know that our sound team group Cap-Jams released killer remixes of each character’s battle theme. If you didn’t know…well, now you do! These remixes are always awesome and fun on the original releases. Until now, you could only listen to them on the Street Fighter YouTube channel, but starting with this update, you’ll be able to set them as in-game background fight tracks! May the groves of Cap-Jams guide you to victory.
Capcom Pro Tour Cosmetics
Looking ahead, we have Capcom Pro Tour 2022 coming this year. To celebrate the start of a new competitive season, we’re adding new DLC to the mix, including a special new color for all characters and an all-new Ring of Arcade stage filled with Easter eggs referencing the legacy of Capcom. See if you can spot them all.
With this upcoming Battle Balance update and a new Capcom Pro Tour season starting soon, we can’t wait to see how spiced up the competitive spirit will be. Again, this Street Fighter V Battle Balance update is coming March 29th and is free for everyone. SFV players. And if you’re looking for more Capcom fighting games, keep an eye out for Capcom Fighting Collection coming June 24th.